Position Vacant: Manager – Statewide Children’s Advice and Referral Service

Beng Poh

4 July 2018

Tasmanian Government Department of Health and Human Services, Children and Youth Services in Hobart are seeking a Manager for Statewide Children’s Advice and Referral Service.

Salary: $ 127,133.00 to $ 128,549.00 pro rata, per annum plus superannuation

The Statewide Children’s Advice and Referral Service is Tasmania’s new approach to managing the front door to services for vulnerable children and their families. The Manager will provide leadership to and management of this integrated statewide advice and referral service, in accordance with the principles of the Strong Families – Safe Kids reform, Agency policy, directions and legal requirements, within a framework of agreed client outcomes, service performance measures and resource levels.

As a pivotal position within the Children’s Advice and Referral Alliance and a member of Children and Youth Services, this position sits within a program of human service reform that places priority on effective stakeholder engagement and partnership to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Tasmanian children.

We are seeking high quality candidates with:

  • High level experience in, and knowledge of, child protection or a child and family services field with an understanding of the complex environment of community and health service delivery and the impact of this environment on vulnerable children and families, together with extensive experience in high level management and leadership of clinical professionals and the ability to manage financial, human and physical resources and monitor efficiency and effectiveness in this context.
  • Demonstrated ability in the operational planning and management of a significant reform program in order to build a newly integrated child protection system in an open, supportive and child focused service network culture.

Essential Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of study at a recognised tertiary institution, and registered with the relevant Board or, in the case of unregulated professions, eligible for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (required by commencement of employment) .

This opportunity is offered on a permanent, full time basis.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and to obtain  a copy of The Statement of Duties which lists all the selection criteria of this position, contact Noel Fittock, Change Manager – Strong Families, Safe Kids Implementation by calling 6166 1009 or email noel.fittock@dhhs.tas.gov.au

** Please Note: – From 01 July 2018 this role will be undertaken in the new Tasmanian State Service Agency : Department of Communities Tasmania ***

Applications close Sunday 10 July 2018

Vacancy No: 523958

Apply online at www.jobs.tas.gov.au